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what does it mean when your urine smells like popcorn

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Depends what you: The smell of urine is due to what you eat. Have you eaten popcorn recently? You can see your physician to see if there are other issues.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Urine smell is quite personally unique and widely vary among people to reflect urine concentration, foods consumption, supplement use, etc. and it is ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
See answer: Urine odor can depend of many things including hydration level, food or medication, infection or even systemic illness. It alone is uncommonly a cause ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
How does blood smell: Not sure how blood smells. You could have your doctor do a urinalysis and see if there is microscopic (blood you can't see) in it.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Vaginitis: It can be difficult to tell if a 'fishy' smell is coming from urine or the vagina it is usually related to vaginal infections (trichomoniasis, gardne ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Depends on the cause: There are a number of foods or drinks that if excreted into the urine can change the usual color or smell. Of more concern would be an infection in t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience Urology
Infection Possibly: Strong urine odors can arise from foods, medications, alterations in your metabolism or infection. An ammoniac smell to the urine can occur with dehy ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience Urology
Not clear: If urine has a consistently odd odor, you should see md and have urinalysis and urine culture to ensure that it is normal. The urine is a mirror of t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Marxen
35 years experience Periodontics
Increase oral hygien: Try to eat less dairy products and be sure to continue or start regular dental maintenance visits. Dailey oral hygiene, including flossing and brush ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible infection: Urinalysis will provide answer regarding possible urinary tract infection.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
May be nothing: It may be nothing, and just a consequence of excreting a metabolite of something you ate the night before. Concentrated urine sometimes will have pec ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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Need urinalysis: Can mean infection but there are some other causes. An examination by a doctor and a test of your urine would be a very good way to sort out what is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually nothing: If it's concentrated, the odors of things you've eaten are likely to be detectable. Some folks can make their urine smell like skunk be eating asparag ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Haven't heard of a disease that makes urine smell like plastic, but a primary care doctor can evaluate and get all the patient's details. Referral to ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Plaque bacteria: Most bad breath comes from bacteria in your mouth. Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? You need to brush your teeth, floss and clean your tong ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Dehydrated or UTI: If you get dehydrated, your body's response is to concentrate your urine more in to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more wate ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
What else: Foul smelling urine by itself may not mean much but if associated with frequent urination, burning, back pain, or fever. It may suggest a urinary trac ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ellis
58 years experience Urology
You need a urinalysi: Many things can cause an odor in the urine. I a urinalysis is normal, then there is nothing to worry about.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Nothing: You are excreting the aromatic chemicals found in coffee in your pee. They have to go somewhere. Maybe you're drinking more coffee than usual for yo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Normally a discharge: Doesn't smell like cheese. For a change in odor, texture, amt, color of d/c - get gyn eval.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Stool smells: Certain infections like rotavirus and c. Diff have very distinct smells which one cold say has a foul-sweet smell. Malabsorption can cause a fatty st ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Likely: This is likely a direct result of something you specifically ate that would make a characteristic smell.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Possible infection.: Urine that is foul smelling can come from a bladder infection where bacteria grow in the urine. This is usually accompanied by pelvic pain and burning ... Read More
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